How much RAM do you need?

When buying, or building, a new computer it’s important to consider it’s specification. You need to make sure the computer fits your needs and requirements. For example, if you are building a gaming computer you will need to ensure that the graphics card and processor are powerful and are capable of running the games you wish to play. RAM (Random Access Memory) is also an important consideration as if the computer does not have enough RAM for your tasks, it may frustratingly slow down as applications fight for the little available RAM. As a general rule of thumb, the more RAM you have installed the faster your computer will be. If you like to multitask with many applications, such as playing a game with other applications active  in the background, having an healthy amount of RAM will be essential. This article will identify some of the most common system RAM capacities in computers and show examples of typical uses.

4GB: Having 4GB of RAM is the minimum we would recommend in today computing. It provides enough for home and office computers who wish to multitask with software such a word processor, internet browser and more.

8GB: This much total system RAM is the sweet spot for gamers. 8GB of RAM offers enough for demanding games while having some spare for background applications such as your internet browser or antivirus.

16GB+: Most users will not utilize all of this RAM however, it is helpful for power users which have many applications open as well as professional applications to perform tasks such as video editing.

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